The Beauty Critic

Tag: glossier

Tendency ; Hybridization

When Glossier launched their Futuredew oil-serum hybrid, I was skeptical, though I accepted their offer of sending a press sample for me to try. It felt somewhat new, yes – a skincare product that behaves like makeup that looks like skincare. However, Glossier is far from the only brand to ...

by Sylvie Fleury

HIGHLIGHTS #28

The beauty news and highlights, painfully overdue, for the past summer - extra long, extra edited, featuring Naomi Watanabe's latest collab, cybersecurity and beauty culture, perfume stickers and the history of mirrors.

A few thoughts on Pride & Beauty

With Pride season upon us, I feel the need to lift my favourite issue – LGBT rights in relation to capitalism and beauty culture. You’d think I’d exhausted my ability to cover this topic, but I suspect that will never be the case as more and more insidious expressions of homo- and ...

HIGHLIGHTS #26

China moves toward ending mandatory animal testing, an interview with the enigmatic Serge Lutens, Mi-Anne Chan goes beauty dumpster diving, and why the Yeehaw Agenda will make you crave cowhide.

Highlights #25

In the March 2019 issue of Highlights, I sifted through the internet's best beauty coverage to share Dover Street Market's new beauty venture, a sunscreen reapplication tip, Edwardian-era updos and Cult Beauty's controversial intimate care product category - among other things.

Highlights #24

Happy Highlight day! The sun has started creeping out of hiding, and I find myself THIS CLOSE to yelling at random trees and shrubs to hurry the hell up with buds and leaves and flowers so I can at least have some assurance that spring is on its way. Well, it’s a little way to go, but ...

Tendency: Cherry Bomb

Having been named the horniest fruit, the cherry certainly has some symbolic and stylistic clout. Its likeness goes in and out of style, whether that’s as colours, shapes or scents, and I say we’re in full throttle cherry mania right now. In fashion, patterns featuring this evocative ...

Highlights #20

It’s September. Turn on that Earth Wind & Fire track. Put on some boots. Enjoy these beauty highlights. Paging Elizabeth Bathory – blood may be the key to eternal youth and beauty after all. (I just had a flash of a deeply dystopian future in which the young and impoverished sell ...